Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting extreme with Mezzotint, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
If you ever stumbled upon the Mezzotint filter in Photoshop, you might have …assumed that it really had no place in a photographic image. …But actually, you can use it as part of an overall effect that can be quite …interesting for certain images. I'll start off by creating a copy of my …Background Image layer. So, I'll drag the thumbnail for that …layer down to the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. …And then, I'm going to convert this layer to a Smart Object so that I have a little …bit more flexibility for the filter. I'll go to the Filter menu and choose …Convert for Smart filters. And then I'll click OK to confirm that …change, and now my background copy is a Smart Object.…
So, when I apply filters, they will be applied as Smart filters, so I can go …back and change the settings for those filters at any time. …I'll then go to the Filter menu and I'm going to choose Pixelate, followed by …Mezzotint, and that will bring up the Mezzotint dialog. …But there's only one control available to us, and we can't even adjust the degree …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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